RFI doles out 1.1 billion euros worth of rail contracts

Railway tracks 2016, Tuur Tisseghem / Pexels.com

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) will be procuring more than 200,000 tons of steel for new tracks, the company has announced. The procurement effort is worth a total of 1.1 billion euros.

RFI has split the contract into two batches, one worth 946 million euros, the other more than 153 million euros. The first batch is split into five different lots. The winners are JSW Steel Italy Piombino (236,7 million euros, ArcelorMittal Poland (208,3 million euros), voestalpine Rail Technology (189,3 million euros), Saarstahl Rail (170,4 million euros) and ArcelorMittal Espana (142 million euros). The second batch will go to JSW Steel Italy again.

RFI will be using the rails for projects to be carried out as part of Italy’s Recovery and Resilience plan, as well as during regular maintenance activities. For this, the infrastructure manager says it will need up to 43,000 pieces of 108-metre-long rails per year.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Former Chief Editor of RailTech.com

1 comment op “RFI doles out 1.1 billion euros worth of rail contracts”

bönström bönström|24.10.22|22:09

Hm…, “new tracks”? So far just “state of the art”, old tracks, regrettably have been the constructed…
(Standards optimal when steam was shifted out, no longer are – and a shift is needed!)
Modes, by air, by sea, on road, now optimal and meeting with demand of clients, they all prove: redundancy, resilency and robustness…
Currently railways is short of all, which not is sustainable!

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